Bike road rage on Burke Gilman ‘missing link’

My Ballard reader Benton says he saw a road rage incident involving a pickup truck and a bicyclist along 45th St. near Fred Meyer today. That stretch of road (map below) is known as the “missing link” in the Burke Gilman Trail — a confusing, dangerous stretch of roadway. “I was on a scooter and watched in horror as a frustrated driver in a pickup truck raced to come up next to a bicyclist and then proceeded to swerve into him, running him onto the railroad tracks,” Benton writes about the incident. “Thankfully, the agile rider jumped his bike to avoid being snarled by the tracks.” Benton says the incident underlines the need to find a solution for the stretch of roadway.

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